Les Bois Film Festival 2017 Recap

This past weekend Wild Lens hosted the 2nd annual Les Bois Film Festival alongside the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.  We expanded the event significantly from last year’s inaugural festival, hosting three separate screening events as well as a conservation themed art exhibit presented by Swell Artist Collective and the Endangered Species Print Project.

This year’s festival also included a special free screening of our latest documentary film, Souls of the Vermilion Sea, about the struggle to save the vaquita from extinction.  The screening was followed by a discussion panel was moderated by Tom Michael from Boise State Public Radio and featured us filmmakers as well as representatives from two local non-profits – the Aquarium of Boise, and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s festival – but in the meantime enjoy these highlights from this past weekend’s festivities (all photos were taken by Steve Cornwell – thanks Steve!):

First Thursday at Swell Artist Collective – from left to right: Julia Green, Noble Hardesty, and Kelly Knopp from Swell – Sean Bogle and Matthew Podolsky from Wild Lens – and Tim Breuer and Sam Sandmire from the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley.

Sean Bogle and Tim Breuer enjoying First Thursday at Swell Artist Collective.

Matthew Podolsky addresses the crowd before our screening of Souls of the Vermilion Sea at the Egyptian Theatre.

Discussion panel after our screening of Souls of the Vermilion Sea.

The marquee at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise.

The line to get into the 7pm screening at the Egyptian Theatre.

Musicians Ty Clayton & Ali Knox perform at the Egyptian Theatre as the audience filters in.

Special guest Landon Moore, who is featured in the film “The Falconer” shows off his Aplomado Falcon at the Egyptian Theatre Saturday night.






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